• The Legacy of Henry Ostermann

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As Seen in the Summer 2018 Issue By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa Henry Ostermann was a multi-dimension man who helped develop the Lincoln Highway. He was a pioneer in transcontinental travel and provided much insight about traveling to Joy and Fisher. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway is planning for an installation […]

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  • New ILHA President

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    President’s Corner, By Cathie Nichols As Seen in Summer 2018 Issue Hello! I’d like to introduce myself to those who don’t know me. My name is Cathie Nichols. I’ve been married to my husband, Norm, for 46 years. We were both in the healthcare field (RN & Pharmacist) and are now retired. We have two daughters, […]

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  • Minutes from April 14 Meeting in Lowden

    Posted on May 24, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Iowa Lincoln Highway Association April 14, 2018 Called to Order: Dean Parr, President Pro-Tem, called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM.   Secretary Report:  Jan had emailed the minutes out to the Consuls and Directors prior to the meeting and brought hard copies for anyone […]

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    “Crazy” Carl Fisher

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Cory Schouten, Money Watch Republished in our Spring 2018 Newsletter  As you watch the Indy 500 this coming May, think about Carl Fisher, the man who started this race prior to his idea for the Lincoln Highway. The following is from an article written by Cory Schouten for Money Watch on May 27, 2016. […]

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  • Greene County Smithsonian Salute to Sports

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Greene County News The Smithsonian Institute’s “Hometown Teams” traveling exhibit will be at the Greene County Historical Museum and Jefferson Matters: Main Street and the Historical Society are getting their playbooks ready. The “Hometown Teams” exhibit is sponsored by Main Street Iowa. Six communities were selected to host the exhibit in 2018 through a […]

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    Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Update

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As seen in the 2018 issue of the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association newsletter.  By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa I am excited for spring to get here! We recently completed an interpretive panel for Westside’s new Eugene Kock Memorial Park and can’t wait for it to be  installed. It actually was delivered […]

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    Herring Hotel Update

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As Seen in the 2018 ILHA Spring Newsletter By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa The Herring Hotel in Belle Plaine has been abuzz with activity lately.The Herring Hotel received an emergency Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grant to help put a temporary roof covering on the Hotel.Thanks to Dan Friedman’s crew and […]

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  • Meeting Minutes from January 13th Meeting

    Posted on February 13, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Meeting Iowa Lincoln Highway Association Board of Directors  January 13, 2018⎮Community Room⎮State Center, Iowa Called to Order: Cathie Nichols called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM.    Secretary Report: The minutes had been emailed out prior to the meeting. Cathie had a correction on the first page- her name should be changed to Barbara […]

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  • Youngville Café Update

    Posted on January 20, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Mike Kelly, Benton Co. Consul Youngville Café, located at Lincoln Highway and Hwy. 218, wrapped up the season with the November 14th board meeting. By all accounts, 2017 was a record-breaking year with record number of guests for lunch– including an all-time record of 124 guests in one day! Looking ahead to 2018 and […]

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  • Tama Bridge Builder’s Rise and Fall

    Posted on January 20, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa From a suggestion at the last Iowa Lincoln Highway Association meeting, I decided to look into the nameplate on the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama to see what name or company appears on it and what happened to them. I was recently at the Tama […]

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